My Letter to the First Year

If you're like me and about to start your senior year of college, you've probably been reminiscing about the past 3 or so years. You've probably been clicking all the articles your upcoming sophomore friends have been sharing about being a freshman. I've pretty much read all of them, regardless of how much I detest [...]

Courage, dear heart.

Courage, dear heart.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 I've been [...]

Crying out

I had come back from a full day of an internship, a class, and rushing to get my study abroad application filled out by deadline. I had complete confidence in myself to get the task done. Then I called my dad. A semester abroad is a bit of money—money we don’t have. Money we’re already [...]

Enjoying the journey

Today we are so focused on where we’re going to end up. So much emphasis goes into finding the right college major so you can graduate with a 4.0 and get the best job ever. And a lot of times, we focus so much on the end goal, we forget about the actual process of [...]


I am worth more than a failure. I am worth more than my success. You say I can do better, but maybe I've done my best. I did my best on your assignment, on your test And it isn't good enough. It's never good enough. You say I can do better and life is tough [...]

Overcoming the World

Let me begin with this. I'm going to talk about myself more than normal in this post. But hopefully it can still get the point across and inspire at least one other person. Moving on... “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To [...]

Rainy days

I think sometimes a person just needs a break. How does a journalism major take a break from paper writing, novel reading, and newspaper writing? More writing, of course. COMPLETE with Oxford commas. (Honestly, can I endorse those right now?) I'm convinced that college is potentially killing me and the semester isn't even halfway over. [...]

With time, my child.

I've always heard it said that God's timing is perfect.I've also realized that usually we mere humans fail to see this when it happens.BUT today, I saw!Today I got a package. Postmarked September 13th. Irritated by this being almost THREE entire months late, I confusedly stomped back to my room ready to rip it open [...]